With their first Live performance of The Voice, Monday was always going to go Nine’s way and it did very convincingly.
The Voice stumped up with 2.2m viewers, not as high as earlier Blind Auditions (2.8m), but the show itself was handsomely produced and the girls had the edge over the boys last night. The staging and the arena, with the added V-Room, all fit together very neatly and the live audience was certainly in the mood. The show also worked perfectly well without the audio sweetening of cheering masses that had punctuated pre-recorded episodes.
Nine finished the night on a solid 38.7% to Seven’s 23.3% and TEN’s 17.7%.
The Voice ended at 9:42pm which meant Tricky Business premiered 12 minutes late. Its 1.16m preliminary average is expected to be adjusted to 987,000 and will later rise again with Consolidated figures. It’s a decent opening for a 9:30pm show but the real key will be seeing next week’s figures. Elsewhere for Nine, Nine News was 1.36m (nudging Seven News nationally), The Block was 1.27m and A Current Affair was 1.17m, just 2,000 behind Today Tonight and Hot Seat was 767,000.
Seven News was 1.38m for Seven then Today Tonight 1.19m, Home and Away (705,000 in three cities), Deal or No Deal (675,000), Monday night AFL (519,000 in three cities). The Price is Right was 386,000.
Given the competition from The Voice and The Block, TEN should be very happy thankyou with the 1.04m for MasterChef. TEN News was 750,000, Bondi Vet was 588,000, NCIS was 526,000, The Project 6pm was 471,000 and NCIS: LA was 469,000.
ABC News led ABC1 with 1.07m, then Australian Story (691,000), Four Corners (632,000), Q & A (620,000), 7:30 (613,000) and Media Watch (574,000).
Mythbusters was 225,000 on SBS ONE with World News Australia on 161,000 and Letters and Numbers on 149,000.
Neighbours led multichannels with 329,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 33,000 / 17,000